Player Profiles 2017-18

EVESHAM UNITED FC SQUAD 2017-18

PAUL COLLICUTT

Manager

Paul is a former player with Swindon Town, Trowbridge Town, Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City, Forest Green Rovers, Newport AFC and Cinderford Town.  He was Assistant Manager to Frank Gregan at Forest Green and Nick Jordan at Evesham United.  A Cleeve boy born and bred, Collicutt captained Cheltenham Town to the Southern League title and promotion to the Alliance Premier League in 1985.  He re-joined his home town club, Bishops Cleeve, as a player in 1999 and during his decade at the club went on to successfully manage them into the Southern League.  Paul returned to management with Evesham in November 2013.


GERRY OLDHAM

Assistant Manager

Gerry was assistant manager to John Brough at Cinderford Town for two seasons before taking up a similar role at the Jubilee Stadium during the summer of 2016. Before that he enjoyed a long association with local side Cheltenham Saracens.


MARK LOCKWOOD

Coach

Mark moved to the Jubilee Stadium at the same time as Gerry Oldham after serving Cinderford Town during their title winning campaign. Spent two seasons at the Causeway Ground and previous to that worked with Oldham at Cheltenham Saracens.


KEVIN SAWYER 

Goalkeeper – D.O.B. 14/4/80 

Experienced goalkeeper who joined the Robins at the start of the 2014/15 season from Mangotsfield United. Also appeared for Gloucester City and Cirencester Town.


LEWIS BINNS 

Defender – D.O.B. 10/11/95

Competitive defender now in his fourth season at Evesham after moving the short distance from Bishops Cleeve. Quick and capable of playing anywhere down the left. 


LINDEN DOVEY

Defender – D.O.B. 13/10/86 

Club captain who is a strong defender in his fifth season at the Jubilee Stadium. Quick and reads the game well. Linden did play as a striker for a number of years.  Also turned out for Rushall Olympic and Stourbridge.


 

MATTHEW LIDDIARD

Midfield – D.O.B 15/09/92

Summer signing from Cirencester Town where he had been club captain. Strong central midfielder who has also appeared for Gloucester City.


JOE TURLEY

Midfield – D.O.B. 15/10/93

Another member of Cinderford Town’s championship squad. Signed for Evesham at the start of the 2016/17 season. Spent much of last season out injured. Strong midfielder who also has an eye for goal.


CARL BROWN

Midfield/Striker – D.O.B. 16/07/88

Beginning his fifth full season at the Jubilee Stadium after originally signing for the club in November 2012, before departing towards the end of that season. Can play in midfield or in attack. Has also played for Bishops Cleeve.


ASHLEY WILLIAMS

Midfield – D.O.B. 14/05/86

Experienced midfielder who moved from Premier Division Paulton Rovers in the summer of 2015. Strong and hardworking player who has also played for Chippenham Town and Mangotsfield United. Vice-Captain and Player Coach.


JORDAN BRYAN

Midfield – D.O.B. 15/01/94 

Signed during the summer of 2016 from Bishops Cleeve. Can play in midfield or up front and likes to run at defenders.


NICK HANCOCK

Midfield – 10/09/1991

Midfielder who spent last season with league rivals Shortwood United. Hardworking player who always gives 100%. Was a member of the FA Cup ‘giant killing’ Shortwood side from a few years ago.


 

 

ARCHIE HASKAYNE

Midfield – D.O.B.  18/01/98

Signing from Slimbridge AFC last season, the former Worcester City and Gloucester City youth player has made a big impact at the Jubilee Stadium. Played at Cheltenham Saracens , helping them finish in a promotion position in Division One West of the Hellenic League before Slimbridge gave him his chance at Southern League level.  Recently signed a contract until the end of the 2017/18 season.


ADAM MANN

Striker – D.O.B. 16/09/91

Adam signed permanently from Gloucester City at the end of January 2015 after an initial loan spell.  Broke into the Tigers side as a teenager in 2010 after impressing for the club’s youth development. Originally a winger but after a spell at Shortwood United, he returned to the Tigers as a complete forward who excelled at setting up, as well as scoring goals.


JAMES CAMPBELL

Striker – D.O.B 01/04/1988

Another summer signing who has stepped up several levels after scoring 34 goals for Charlton Rovers in the Northern Senior League Division One last season. Originally he gave playing football with Cheltenham Town at the age of 14 to go into athletics, where he won the Commonwealth Youth Games title in the Javelin, and also reached the final at the World Junior Championships.


LEWIS POWELL

Striker – D.O.B 14/01/1988

Re-signed for Evesham United from Taunton Town. Lewis has also previously played for Mangotsfield. Lewis has scored 74 goals over the last two seasons. He will be looking to continue his impressive scoring record now back with the Robins.


 

 

ANDY LEWIS

 Defender – D.O.B 03/05/1990

Signed for Evesham in January 2018 from Cinderford Town, where he had been club captain.  Andy had begun his career at Swansea City before a 5 year spell at Cinderford, whom he rejoined after also featuring for Shortwood and Yate Town.


WILL WELLON

Defender – D.O.B 01/12/1988

Signed for Evesham from North Leigh in January 2018, previously spent 3 years at Evesham, departing in January 2017. Also featured for Tuffley Rovers last season.


EWEN DUNBAR

Striker – D.O.B 14/12/1998

Ewen has been a very successful goalscorer for both the Under 18’s last season and the Under 21’s this term. He has also recently made 3 appearances for Slimbridge AFC, and has now transferred back, signing first team forms for Evesham.


 GARYN PREEN

Midfield/Striker 

The former Wales Under-19 international he started his career as a youth team player at Cardiff City and Southampton before a spell at Burton Albion. He has also played for Salisbury, Neath, Afan Lido, Merthyr Town, Cinderford Town and Hungerford Town. He was signed by Hereford FC last summer and was released at the end of February after scoring 6 goals. The 26-year-old who made a big impression last season with the Robins, making 22 appearances and scoring three goals.


 CAMERON EBBUTT

Midfield/Striker 

 Signed on a months loan from League One Bristol Rovers. He is 19 and featured for their first team in preseason.  He has since been out on loan at Yate Town (5 goals in 5 games including a hat trick at Taunton Town) and Dorchester Town. 


OLLY MEHEW

Striker 

Signed on loan from Forest Green Rovers until the end of the season. The forward has just returned from a spell at Bideford and has also played for Taunton Town and Salisbury this season. He appeared for Mangotsfield United, Dorchester Town and Cirencester Town last term and made his first team debut for Rovers as a substitute against York City on the final day of the regular season before the Nailsworth club’s successful play-off bid.